Unfiltered Conversation on Public Education in Texas
Are we dumbing down education?
I frequently hear comments to this effect. It occurs to me that these are either politically motivated or are coming from people who might not have seen the tests our kids are expected to pass. Below you’ll find the 7th grade STAAR test (Mathematics). Additionally, I have included all five of the end-of-course STAAR tests required for high school seniors to graduate. These are the actual, released tests from 2014.
Before making negative comments about what we expect from our children, see how you do on these tests.